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  • Wesley Harry

    Wesley Harry May 26, 2006, 4:03 p.m. (Message 45396)

    Re: Reels and Hornpipes

    35 years ago - you must have been a very, very young lad!!
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "Alan Paterson" <xxxx.xxxxxxxx@xxxxxxx.xx>
    To: "SCD news and discussion" <>
    Sent: Friday, May 26, 2006 11:05 AM
    Subject: Reels and Hornpipes
    > In the process of reexamining my music collection I am coming across 
    > tracks which I have noted as being Reels whereas something in me is 
    > trying to tell me - Hornpipe.
    > Is there a scientific method of identifying a Hornpipe?
    > My layman's opinion is that it has to do with the last of the 8 bars (or 
    > sometimes the 4th one) where, of the 4 beats of the 4/4 rhythm, the 
    > first two are crotchets and the third a minim (or crotchet then rest) 
    > with the second and third being the same note.
    > Help?
    > Alan (who's instruction in the theory of music ended some 35 years ago)

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